Saeed Al Batal is a citizen journalist, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in 1988 in Tartous, Syria, and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on the long feature documentary Still Recording (2018), and has led numerous workshops in photography and news reporting. Al Batal previously worked as a reporter for various radio stations and wrote articles on Syrian current affairs for agencies and institutions worldwide. He is one of the founders of the online gallery Sam Lenses and the "Humans of Syria" project.